Wounds, cuts and grazes
There are many different types of wounds. Some can be caused by an injury or by a cut. Here’s how to look after wounds and cuts yourself and when to get help.
What causes wounds, cuts and grazes?
Information about common causes of wounds, cuts and grazes, including signs and symptoms to look out for.
Trusted information about facial injury, including causes, a bleeding or cut tongue, wounds, bruising, nosebleed and deliberate injuries. Find out what to do and when to see a doctor, plus links to trusted resources.
Trusted information on a staph infection including what it is, who is at risk, how you get it, treatment and prevention, plus links to other resources.
Staph skin infection
Information on staph skin infections, including the different types, treatment, prevention and when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.
Facial injury treatments
Information about facial injury treatments, including looking after yourself, head injuries, object inside a wound and deliberate injuries. Find out what to do and when to see a doctor, plus links to trusted resources.
Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair
An incisional hernia is a weakness in your abdominal wall, which happens when previous wounds do not heal properly. If left untreated, an incisional hernia can cause serious complications.
Toe and forefoot amputation
Foot disease is a common condition caused by a poor blood supply to your foot. Removing any dead or infected tissue should prevent the spread of infection and improve your mobility.
Open incisional hernia repair
If you have an operation on your abdomen which is closed with stitches, but where the wound does not heal properly, the contents of your abdomen may push through, causing a lump called a hernia. Surgery may be needed to prevent further complications.
Surgery for ingrowing toenail (adult)
An ingrowing toenail happens when your toenail grows into the skin which can get damaged, causing infection and pain. Surgery can correct the condition.